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Cooper Garrod Vineyards

The tasting room at Cooper Garrod Vineyards in Saratoga, CA

Profile: Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this family-run operation specializes in Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as Cabernet Franc. Although the land has been in the family since 1893, the winery celebrated its first commercial vintage in 1994. Purchased from Mount Eden Orchard and Vineyard Company, much of the land now sustaining the winery's signature varietals originally supported aging orchards.

1996 Cabernet Franc
Varietal/Style: Cabernet Franc
Santa Cruz Mountains
Winemaker: Georg Cooper
Rating: 13/20
Retail Price: $18

Tasting Notes:
With a scent of rubber bands and eucalyptus trees, the Cooper Garrod is perfectly quirky, just as Cab Franc lovers hope their wine to be. A mellow wine with long, sweet finish, it can be described no other way than yummy. Its array of flavors includes chocolate, cranberries and something like the cherry cream inside a candy truffle. All in all, it is a pleasant drink, great by itself or with a light meal, although it lacks the sort of substance to stand up to hearty food. (Date tasted 01/28/01)

Other Cooper Garrod wines we have tasted:
2010 Cabernet Franc

22645 Garrod Rd.
Saratoga, CA 95070

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